Leaving PCs on costs £30 million a day
Its study of over 800 small and medium-sized businesses found that nearly two-fifths of their employees leave their PCs on during the evening.
On top of this, only 20 per cent of SMEs fully turn off their computers at the weekend. Ian Walker, head of business sales at E.ON, said: “10 per cent of small business owners wrongly assume that leaving computers on standby at night uses the same amount of energy as shutting them down completely.
“Introducing small changes into the culture of your business, like turning equipment off fully at night, can have a significant financial impact on your energy bills,” he added.
The research also highlighted that over 60 per cent of employees in the professional and retail sector stated they do not turn off their PCs.
E.ON added that it costs 1p per hour to power a computer on standby.
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